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May 7, 2018
Marshall Room, Christensen Center, Augsburg University
In this climate of political polarization, people with differing perspectives and opinions struggle to engage in productive conversation. We tend to be quick to defend or demonize, deepening the divide that exists in the American people. Even when we want to reach out to those with different perspectives, we often don’t know how.
This workshop offers a sampling of two different strategies to engage more productively. The first hour will be devoted to learning some of the skills developed by Better Angels for listening and speaking in difficult conversations. In the second hour we’ll put those skills into practice with a deliberative dialogue on How to Prevent Mass Shootings in the United States.
As participants in this workshop you will be the first to be invited to a full-day seminar on these themes and practices which will be offered on November 3, 2018.
Please join us on May 7. Register by Friday, May 4.